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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 15.04 server

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How to set up your Raspberry Pi in Mac OS X

TechRadar: Get some Apple in your Raspberry Pi

The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader

MyLinuxRig: Neil is being modest when he calls Debian Project Leader a figurehead position.

Docker Machine 0.3.0 Deep Dive

For those of you who may not be familiar, Docker Machine is a tool to simplify the automatic creation and configuration of Docker-enabled machines

Domain Names Top 294 Million in 2015

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Demand for Top Level Domains continues to grow in 2015, and new types of TLD expand their footprint.

Ubuntu Linux Lands on Intel Compute Stick

ServerWatch: Ubuntu Linux is widely deployed on desktops, servers and clouds around the world, and now it's coming to Intel's Compute Stick platform as well.

Linux Mint 17.2 Improves Desktop Experience

eWEEK:  In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.2 release.

StratOS Kickstarter Project Claims Full Mobile Convergence with GNOME, Likely a Scam

 softepedia: StratOS is supposed to be a new operating system that uses GNOME, and it's a project currently raising money on Kickstarter.

Debian-Based Distro OpenMediaVault 2.1 [Stone burner] is out now. Prominent Features and Installation Guide

 LinuxPitStop: OpenMediaVault is a free Network Attached Storage operating system, it is an architecture independent Linux distro; which means it can be installed on any type of hardware.

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Guess What, It's Friday Again, Stream At 5 PM UTC!

Another week has passed and it's time for our weekly livestream with games and generally mediocre commentary. So clear up your schedule, hide your…

GOL Cast: Blowing Up Raiders Mad Max-style In Convoy

So what do you get when you mix FTL and Mad Max? Well, the answer would probably be Convoy. Let's take this roguelite game for a spin and blow up…

Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri, Another Classic Released On GOG For Linux

Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri is a classic tactical shooter that now has a Linux version on GOG, and it's highly rated. Originally released in…

New Team Fortress 2 Update Titled 'Gun Mettle'

TF2 seems to be doing what Counter Strike Global Offensive is with limited time campaigns, and charging for them. Some of the profits do go to the…

Victor Vran Release Date Announced, Going To Be Awesome

Victor Vran is now content complete with the latest patch, and it has a full release date now too. This is an action RPG not to miss out on folks.…

Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide Official Gameplay From E3

Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide will be coming to Linux, and we now have some more gameplay to see if it's worth picking up. Aspyr…

New Linux Gaming Survey For July

It's that time of the month again Linux gamers! The new GOL survey for July is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the time.…

Torque 3D Game Engine 3.7 Released, Features Linux Support

You can add Torque 3D into the list of game engines that support Linux, it's not 100% finished, but it's good to see them do it.QuoteAs if you…

Can Rogue Invader Invade Linux? Help Bring It To Linux

Rogue Invader is a new roguelite game from Squishy Games (Nathan Rees and Lee J Hinkle) that is now counting on your votes on Greenlight. And they…

LEGO Minifigures Online Released For Linux, Some Thoughts

Our very first official LEGO game is now available on Linux, but is it worth your time? I took a look with our caster Samsai. The keys were provided…

We Happy Few Will Get Linux Support

Compulsion Games just announced in their Kickstarter campaign that they'll be releasing We Happy Few for Linux. They are open about Linux not being…

ARK: Survival Evolved Released For Linux, Here's An Early Look & Thoughts

We have been waiting with a keen eye for ARK: Survival Evolved to arrive on Linux. It’s a very popular survival game with dinosaurs that is…

NEON STRUCT Stealth Game Shows Promising Linux Sales

The developer of NEON STRUCT the stealth game from Minor Key Games (Eldritch, You Have to Win the Game, Super Win the Game) has posted stats of their…

DiRT Showdown Looks Like It's Getting A Linux Release

DiRT Showdown is a highly rated racing game that looks like it's close to a Linux release, exciting times for racing fans! We don't have many racing…

3D Sandbox Puzzler 'Infinifactory' Officially Released For Linux

The sandbox factory puzzler by SpaceChem and TIS-100 developer Zachtronics has left Early Access after five months of tweaks and bug fixing.…